Matthew Jurman

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Matthew Jurman
Matthew Jurman-2010.jpg
Jurman training with Sydney FC.
Personal information
Full name Matthew John Jurman
Date of birth (1989-12-08) 8 December 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Sydney FC
Number 5
Youth career
Wollongong Wolves
2005–2006 Parramatta Eagles
2006–2007 AIS
2008–2011 Sydney FC Youth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Sydney Olympic 26 (2)
2008–2011 Sydney FC 22 (0)
2011–2013 Brisbane Roar 34 (0)
2013– Sydney FC 21 (1)
National team
2007–2009 Australia U-20 26 (0)
2010– Australia U-23 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2011

Matthew Jurman is an Australian football (soccer) player of Croatian heritage who currently plays for Sydney FC in the A-League as a centre back, or occasionally as a left back.[1]

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

After graduating from Westfields Sports High School in 2007, Jurman furthered his football development at the AIS before signing for the Sydney FC youth team in 2008. In his first year at the club, Jurman helped Sydney FC to their first youth championship in the competition's inaugural campaign and later earned himself a senior deal at the club under then manager, John Kosmina.

Sydney FC[edit]

Jurman made his senior debut for Sydney FC off the bench on 9 September 2007 against Perth Glory. Throughout his time at Sydney, he went on to make 22 appearances in the league as well as a number of appearances for the club in the 2011 Asian Champions League. He scored his only goal for Sydney in a 2-1 away loss to Kashima Antlers.

Along with a strong finish to the season where he became a first team regular, Jurman is remembered for an incident that occurred during the 2010/11 season after Sydney FC striker Juho Mäkelä scored a crucial goal to put Sydney FC 2-0 ahead over Gold Coast United. Mäkelä jumped the fence to celebrate with the clubs fans followed by the rest of the squad. During the jubilant celebrations, the fence collapsed and pinned Jurman's causing fears that he may have broken his leg. Jurman eventually played on and confirmed after the game that there was moderate swelling and bruising but no significant damage sustained.[2]

Brisbane Roar[edit]

On 10 February 2011, it was confirmed Jurman had signed for A-League club Brisbane Roar on a two-year contract. He would be available for the beginning of the 2011-12 season.[3] He was released by the club at the end of the 2012-13 A-league season along with Stef Nijland and James Meyer.[4]

Return to Sydney FC[edit]

On 2 May 2013, Sydney FC announced that Jurman would be returning to the club for a second stint after signing a 1 year deal to join the Sky Blues.[5] Jurman made his first appearance in the 2013-14 season for Sydney away to Melbourne Heart as a 64th minute substitute for Brett Emerton in a game that Sydney FC won 2-0. On the 8th March 2014 Jurman scored his first ever A-League goal with a 59th minute header to level the Sydney Derby at 1-1 after Shinji Ono's opening goal. Sydney FC would go on to win the game 3-1, their first ever home derby win.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 March 2014

Club Season League Continental Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Sydney FC 2007-08 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2008-09 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
2009-10 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
2010-11 8 0 0 6 1 0 14 1 0
Brisbane Roar 2011-12 19 0 0 3 0 0 22 0 0
2012-13 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sydney FC 2013-14 17 1 0 0 0 0 17 1 0
Sydney FC Total 39 1 0 6 1 0 45 2 0
Brisbane Roar Total 34 0 0 3 0 0 37 0 0
Career Total 73 1 0 9 1 0 82 2 0

Honours[edit]

With Australia:

With Sydney FC:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurman's in big league
  2. ^ "Jurman okay after fence collapse". Sports News First. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Jurman does sign for Brisbane
  4. ^ "Brisbane Release Three Players". Brisbane Roar. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sydney FC Signs Defender Matt Jurman". Sydney FC. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 

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